Content Warning: Includes descriptions of allegations raised against voice actor Vic Mignogna, which include descriptions of sexual assault.
Earlier today, Funimation updated their English dub cast listing for The Morose Mononokean II. In the update, the publisher revealed that Ian Sinclair will replace Vic Mignogna as Executive in the new season.
Mignogna has come under fire recently due to allegations that of sexual harassment and assault. An article published by Anime News Network on January 30 details several of these allegations, which include improper hugging and kissing of convention attendees, and, in one case, giving a fifteen-year-old individual his personal cell phone number after remarking that their costume was “sexy.” The piece features photographs of various incidents, as well as the phone number that was given to a minor.
Since the article’s publication, eleven conventions withdrew their invitations to Mignogna. The actor cancelled appearances at Planet Comicon Kansas City, Anime Milwaukee, and Ancient City Con.
On February 4, Rooster Teeth announced that Mignogna was no longer a member of the RWBY voice cast.
In the days following the article, numerous voice actors, including Neil Kaplan, J Michael Tatum, Brina Palencia, and Monica Rial have spoken out against Mignogna. On Twitter, Rial stated that actors had “been screaming for years.” She added that she had confronted Mignogna regarding incidents on two occasions. She added that “got crocodile tears and he was back at it within weeks.”